[PATCH 55/81] pktgen: correctly handle failures when adding a device

Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski herton.krzesinski at canonical.com
Tue Feb 19 18:49:18 UTC 2013 -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Cong Wang <amwang at redhat.com>

commit 604dfd6efc9b79bce432f2394791708d8e8f6efc upstream.

The return value of pktgen_add_device() is not checked, so
even if we fail to add some device, for example, non-exist one,
we still see "OK:...". This patch fixes it.

After this patch, I got:

	# echo "add_device non-exist" > /proc/net/pktgen/kpktgend_0
	-bash: echo: write error: No such device
	# cat /proc/net/pktgen/kpktgend_0
	Result: ERROR: can not add device non-exist
	# echo "add_device eth0" > /proc/net/pktgen/kpktgend_0
	# cat /proc/net/pktgen/kpktgend_0
	Stopped: eth0
	Result: OK: add_device=eth0

(Candidate for -stable)

Cc: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Cong Wang <amwang at redhat.com>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem at davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski <herton.krzesinski at canonical.com>
 net/core/pktgen.c |    9 ++++++---
 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/core/pktgen.c b/net/core/pktgen.c
index aa278cd..2a42802 100644
--- a/net/core/pktgen.c
+++ b/net/core/pktgen.c
@@ -1797,10 +1797,13 @@ static ssize_t pktgen_thread_write(struct file *file,
 			return -EFAULT;
 		i += len;
-		pktgen_add_device(t, f);
+		ret = pktgen_add_device(t, f);
-		ret = count;
-		sprintf(pg_result, "OK: add_device=%s", f);
+		if (!ret) {
+			ret = count;
+			sprintf(pg_result, "OK: add_device=%s", f);
+		} else
+			sprintf(pg_result, "ERROR: can not add device %s", f);
 		goto out;

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